Tucker Smith On Hitting PRs, Big Meet Moments And Dedication

Cory sat down with Columbus North junior Tucker Smith -- who was the Indiana state runner-up in the shot put as a freshman -- following his US No. 1 shot put throw of 65 feet, 5 inches in a dual meet in early April. Smith ended the indoor season with the No. 1 junior throw and currently leads his class outdoors as well. The pair talked about early season success, development, goals and what's up next. 

Interview Segments: 

  • Welcoming Tucker to the show [0:30]
  • On his big early-season throw [1:30]
  • On technique [2:00]
  • On being a quick-learning [3:30]
  • On being with the same coach for the last nine years [4:00]
  • On raising the bar to begin the season [5:45]
  • On hitting 60 for the first time [6:20]
  • On how he first got into track and field [7:45]
  • On what he's working on now [9:00]
  • Improvement points in the discus [11:00]
  • On having a full season in 2021 [13:15]
  • Tucker talks about his hobbies outside of track [14:00]